Collaborative pianist Yasuko Oura has performed with leading young musicians throughout the world. She has appeared in masterclasses for José Van Dam, Rudolf Piernay and for the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Her fellowships include the Tanglewood Music Center, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the Music Academy of the West. Most recently, she has performed Schubert's Winterreise at the Juilliard School's Paul Hall. Other performances include those in Japan, for the Music 2001 Festival in Cincinnati, at the National Museum in Prague, and in New York City where she has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall.
Ms. Oura made her concerto debut at the age of 14, and has received several awards from MTNA and the Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying from Oberlin College, where she received her bachelor's degree in piano performance. Ms. Oura is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in collaborative piano at the Juilliard School, where she received her master's degree. Her principal teachers have been Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Samuel Sanders, Robert Shannon, and Eric Larsen. She currently resides in Chicago, where she is on the staff at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and on the faculty at the Lake Forest Symphony Music School.
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